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Asaf Inbal, Qingkai Kong, William Savran, Richard Allen. "Toward Seismic Source Imaging with the Dense MyShake Smartphone Array" in progress.

Qingkai Kong, Asaf Inbal, Sarina Patel, Richard Allen. "MyShake: Detecting and characterizing earthquakes with a global smartphone seismic network" in progress.

Kaylin Rochford, Jennifer Strauss, Qingkai Kong, Richard Allen. "MyShake: Using Human-Centered Design Methods to Effectively Engage Citizen Scientists in Creating a Smartphone-based Global Seismic Network" in progress


Qingkai Kong, Richard Allen, Julian Bunn, Monica Kohler, Thomas Heaton. "Structural health monitoring of buildings using crowdsourced smartphones", Seismological Research Letters, doi:10.1785/0220170111. Link

Qingkai Kong, Richard M Allen, Louis Schreier "Seismic data from smartphones - MyShake: building a global smartphone seismic network ", Invited article for GeoStrata, Download.


Qingkai Kong, Richard M Allen, Louis Schreier. 2016, "MyShake: Initial Observations from a Global Smartphone Seismic Network", Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2016GL070955. Link, Download

Qingkai Kong, Richard M Allen, Louis Schreier, and Young-Woo Kwon. 2016. "MyShake: A Smartphone Seismic Network for Earthquake Early Warning and beyond", Science Advances 2 (2): e1501055–e1501055. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501055. Link, Paper Picked up by News, Download


Taira, Taka’Aki, Florent Brenguier, and Qingkai Kong. 2015. "Ambient Noise-Based Monitoring of Seismic Velocity Changes Associated with the 2014 M W 6.0 South Napa Earthquake", Geophysical Research Letters 42 (17): 6997–7004. doi:10.1002/2015GL065308. Link

Qingkai Kong, Young-Woo Kwon, Louis Schreier, Steven Allen, Richard Allen, and Jennifer Strauss. 2015. "Smartphone-Based Networks for Earthquake Detection", In 2015 15th International Conference on Innovations for Community Services (I4CS), 1–8. IEEE. doi:10.1109/I4CS.2015.7294490. Link, Best presentation award


Qingkai Kong, and Ming Zhao. 2012. "Evaluation of Earthquake Signal Characteristics for Early Warning", Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration 11 (3): 435–43. doi:10.1007/s11803-012-0133-1. Link


Qingkai, Kong, and Zhao Ming. 2010. "Study on Algorithms in Earthquake Early Warning System", Journal of Catastrophology. S1: 305-308. (In Chinese) Link

Ming Zhao, Qingkai Kong, and Atao Yu. 2010 "Development of Vibration Character Sensors", In 2010 Fifth European Workshop on Structral Health Monitoring: 1152 - 1157. Link